RileyOBaba (33) - , Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2008
.....hard to beat in cask version.......a lovely pint in the Cotswolds.......sheep on a hill outside the pub......sun shining....well kept and strength and balance evident throughout. doubelknv3 (1093) - Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2008
Tasting notes from Hook Norton Brewery and Banbury beer festival. Copper-amber with off-white head. Caramel, biscuit, and fruit aroma notes. Caramel, fruit, earthy, and mild hop notes. Sweet with balancing bitter finish. Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2007
Superb condition. Thick off-white head tops the clear amber body. Authentic, yeasty, lightly soapy, kinda caramelly, earthy, balanced components that indeed possess a hay-like reminder, malt-oriented bitter. Freshly cerealic all throughout. Hop bill is bright and fully integrated. Medium, kinda chewy body. Neglectable carbonation. Just a hugely drinkable bitter and possibly the archetype of the style. oh6gdx (26482) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 5, 2007
[email protected]Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2006
Golden amber colour with small beige head. Aroma is caramel, sweet woods and some fruits. Flavour issour wood, caramel and quite sweet grass and slight nectar. Pleasant, but a little bit sweet.
Cask at Peterborough Beer Fest 2006. A weird one. Almost clear copper body with many particles and a small off-white head. Smells like a garden with a carrot taste. Very hoppy but not bitter. Soft carbonation with a thin watery body. The end result is not as bad as the description may sound but I wasn’t hooked by this Hook Norton.
anders37 (26137) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2006
Cask @ Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen. Hazy amber colour with a small white head. Fruity aroma with some grassy hints. Dry malty and fruity flavor with some hoppy hints. Has a long dry bitter finish. Ungstrup (37231) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2006
[Cask at Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen] A slightly hazy orange beer with a beige head. The aroma is fruity combined with light notes of diacethyl. The flavor is sweet diacethyl, combined with preserved peaches. The mouthfeel is a bit sticky. Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2006
Cask conditioned at Charlies. Amber coloured. Fruity and bready aroma. Sweetish fruity and bready flavour with a hoppy bitter finish. harrisoni (18413) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2006
Cask gravity at The George, Bethersden, Summer BF 2006. Hazy deep copper colour with no head. Not a very good aroma, but sweet sticky hops in mouth are good. Mangoish fruit and hop aroma. Even a bit of farty yeast. It’s either not ready or past it’s best I would guess. Sticky strong hop flavour on end. In fact the sweet sticky hop is just too mcuh for me. DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2006
1. Cask Handpump at the Cross Keys, Knutsford 23/07/2002
Amber golden colour with some alcohol. Wheat flavours. Slightly bitter full hop finish.
2. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich (JDW) 02/09/2003
Golden colour slightly hazy appearance. Fruity and wheaty flavours. Some dryness in the finish.